Highland Springs Star Hill Down to 7

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Highland Springs (VA) star Cris Hill , TechSideline.com’s #8 overall prospect in the state in the preseason rankings, has narrowed his list to seven schools. The 5-11, 175-pound cornerback/wide receiver recruit is focused on his senior season but may make two official visits during his senior season.

“I talked to Cris earlier this week about it,” Highland Springs Head Coach Scott Burton said of Hill’s recruitment. “He said that basically there is no change. He’s still getting a lot of phone calls. He’s still getting phone calls from Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Tennessee, N.C. State and Florida. These are the school he’s still considering.”

Coach Burton does not expect his talented athlete to narrow the list further any time soon.

“Once December hits, he needs to go down from seven to about three or four and roll with it,” Burton said. “He’s not thinking about it much right now because we have a lot to think about here.”

As Hill himself stated in his last update with TSL, Michigan and Ohio State are two schools he would like to use official visits on as he was not able to visit them this summer. What other programs are in prime contention to receive officials?

“The only two I know for sure are Ohio State and Michigan and that’s because he didn’t see them unofficially,” Burton said. “I’ve talked to both of those programs about doing it in season if possible. I asked Cris who else he is going to see for an official and he said he definitely wanted to see Tennessee again. I’m not sure if that’s [Highland Springs teammate] C.J. [Fleming] recruiting or not (laughs). He said he wasn’t sure beyond that. I would imagine Virginia Tech would be there in the mix as well. For the fifth one, I would probably say West Virginia is in there right now. It’s probably between West Virginia and Florida, with N.C. State probably on the back end of the thing.”

Hill had a positive experience in Blacksburg earlier this summer, when he made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech. The Hokies are still very much in heavy contention.

“Virginia Tech is kind of the comfortable choice for him,” Burton said. “He’s got some former teammates up there. He’s got people here who could go see him for the weekend. I’m sure Virginia Tech will be right in it all the way until the end, whether he goes there or not.”